The COVID-19 pandemic has forced seafood companies to sharpen and overhaul management practices, speed up decision making processes and cross-train staff across their businesses.

It's a shake-up that may have implications for the future running of businesses and may be here to stay long after the pandemic becomes a fading memory.

With the pace of change currently taking place it doesn't work to have that driven by leadership because it's impractical, in the view of Bristol Seafood President and CEO Peter Handy.